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I remember saying to bury your good company where there's a back now. She men's you on the market oaks was the head of our S. L. Records one of America's most successful independent labels named for Robert Stig would who managed the. BG's how old were you around this time if you if you Yeah I was embarrassing me as at twenty two when they made me president of records which was I think probably because I was the only person in the room because I was selected over a large number of candidates. Believe me right but I was I'd been working with the Beatles my my former employees with the Beatles so I had some of them as an assistant now and I thought after Beatles the BG's will be a piece of cake but of course. The beaches were every bit as idiosyncratic as the Beatles is truly also Europe. Paul McCartney's assistant also while it wasn't specifically pulled but because because pull ended up not speaking to the others became more poor I was there for the last year and a half of their existence really so I was F night that it'd be a abbey road that are when they were barely talking to each other so it was kind of interesting Preparation for work in the music. Business Robert Stig would and bill Oakes optioned the rights to a New York magazine Article by English rock critic Nik Cohn called tribal rites of the new Saturday night it. It followed the weekend rituals of working class teenagers in Brooklyn who lived for their nights of dancing at a local discount. Polyester Nick liked was the fact that in the boroughs in Brooklyn where he went. It was a Saturday night thing and it was blue collar and people are learning to dance. Do the hustle. And they were notified ratifies about it that people would just making sure they looked totally cool. You had to dress up to get in I. I grew up in the north of England and we would sneak into clubs in leads. It's like a monkey. Well I can if I if I want to if I want to cover that with the now that they had the rights to coins article. Bill OAKES and Roberts thing would wanted to get the BG's on board at the time. They were in France working on an album. Barry Robert Morris Gabe all remember that fateful meeting outside Paris Saturday night fever. We'll written not with Saturday night fever in mind. Some songs that were heard in Saturday night view one part of our new studio album which we were recording at the time and just used in the in the film the funniest thing about that is that we didn't even know the film was about actually opening you. It's about a man who works in paint young guys and blew his wages every Saturday night and this club disco national thought. We didn't even know lots of NFL. We didn't. They didn't seem that interested. Funny enough this about the movie and You know they would do rub but said in a way I think he said what have you gotten. They had a few songs kicking around and staying alive was originally. I think recording Saturday night but when they came up with night eight fever Robert Dole night fever as standalone title of the movie. Sounds of it so I can thriller a horror movie so we put together Saturdays. I denied it was movie was shot as Saturday Saturday night. The BG's came up with night fever so we combine the two on paper making a movie based on disco featuring the music of dated sixties. Rock Act seemed seems like it would never work but still wouldn't give up the final third. Oddly fitting piece of the puzzle was John. Travolta who at the time was just a TV maybe heartthrob up until about television. Stars hadn't really transferred to the big screen. Henry Winkler hadn't made it as a film actor. So when rob had a Beverly Hills Hotel press conference announcing a million dollars for Meena Vinnie. Bob Arena from welcome back Carter. That was crazy. We'll you guys surprised. The film comes out the soundtrack it goes. You Know Bananas was it was just. It was beyond our expectations. I was going going as Robert Always said this according to plan. He's very sanguine dry right. He would say this is exactly what I plan but I think even he would have to agree that that the fact that the movie opened and suddenly paramount getting colds about they need extra security at the theaters. Because of all the downsizing the aisles you go to parties in one thousand nine hundred seventy seventy eight anywhere in the world. They put on not even united one album last hour and a bit you know and then you just go back to side one right and was the album released before the film came out. Yes it was a famously rubber pte had paramount degree to increase increase the number of screens. We're opening on. According to how high the first single went when it was probably early days of synergy between the record business and the film is this time. Paramount didn't didn't seem terribly interested in our little disco movies. They referred to me these selling the record in every city. Why are you only putting it out in four hundred screens? So every time I'm the record went up another notch we had. How did you love out every time when I got to number one? We got another two hundred screens. Some kind of a row made with Barry Diller.